Saturday, September 20, 2008

Kids say (& do) the darndest things!

So Livi is a crack-up! She's really into bodily parts you can tell. She found these the other day (not part of my normal wear...) and once she asked me to put them on, said, " I'm a mommy!" Maybe I should stop taking showers with her!? And then 2 nights ago at cousin Bradley's football game we were walking in behind a rather big gal.

Olivia had to say (loud enough that she might have heard us), "Why does that girl have such a big bum?!" To which I hushed her very quickly!

Then as she was contiplating on the subject later that night, she said, "If we drink a lot of water then we won't have big bums, right!?" are exactly right!

Such a smart girl!

And this is Jack's new FAVORITE thing! He is obsessed with water....always turning on my bath, etc. So this is perfect....while I do the dishes in the other sink, he sits here & loves it!

And my mom said she would do the same thing with me!

And Oakley is just crazy!!!! (Or Brent is I guess!) Oakley helped Daddy out while he's working on re-roofing my parent's house. Pretty view of the back yard- huh?

Friday, September 12, 2008

SLADE Band's new blog...

Hi everyone!

So Brent opened last night for Lady Antebellum & IT WAS AWESOME!!!
I'm sorry if you missed it! It was a party!!!

They sold their single, "If I Could Only" at the concert for $3, or 2 for $5, but they are going to work on getting an album together over the next couple months.

So if you can, check out their new blog
and we'll let you know when their album is done- and if you can, add it to your blog!


Friday, September 5, 2008

A Jack Attack...

So it was time...I had to attack Jack's mullet. It was just getting kind of nasty! So I braved the scissors & even did it without Brent. He was pretty good too! What a cute little 15 month old! (Who still won't say "mama"...and that makes me mad!) But he can sing "Ah Dee Dee Dah! Ah Dee Dee Dah!" to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?"
It's hilarious!
Here's a before....

And after!

Bringing Back Star Wars!

So Oakley is 6 now! He had such a fun birthday party on the night of his b-day (August 28th).
They didn't have Star Wars party stuff, so I had to settle for Wall-e (which I loved by the way).
But I at least had to get Oaks only Star Wars stuff....(just the little characters....he loved it!)
We had a little swimming party (typical for my 3 summer babies), had pizza
& I made (according to Brent & Callie) my best ever banana chocolate birthday cake.
Watch out I come!

A good cause...

Hi everyone....

So I'm sure most of you have heard about this story, but I thought I should do my part to spread the word. Two of my friends, Christian & Stephanie Nielson (he is my sister-in-law's brother), were in a horrible plane crash a couple weeks ago where they were burned. Christian had 30% burns & Stephanie's were 80% and she is still in critical condition. They will be in the burn center for month & months with many many surgeries (which their insurance won't cover because it is "cosmetic"). They have 4 little kids too. It's been so horrible.

You can check out my button to the right (c jane)...that's Stephanie's sister's blog.

There has been so many acts of love & kindness, but here is one thing you might like.

They are hosting a benefit concert in their are free...they are just asking for some donations.

It's next Wednesday, September 10th at the Mesa High Auditorium. (I know it's the night before Brent's concert!) But's free! And my fellow friend & neighbor (who is also Christian's 1st cousin) Aaron Ballard will be singing there it will be great!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Livi's 1st day of Preschool!

So Livi started preschool with Miss Nancy (Aldrich). I just love her! She's a big 4 year old!
I know I'm biased....but I just think she's the cutest girl alive!!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Soap, Soap, & more Soap!

So WOW....yesterday I had one of those crazy mom days!

I'll bet you know exactly what I'm talking about! was a day of clean-ups....non stop! And with a little 15 month old, I'm sure you can only imagine.

So to start this whole day off, at 10:00 the night before I just....can you guess....a kidney stone!!! those! So I didn't get to bed until about 1, but then I was up every 1/2 hour on the that was lovely! But I'm fine now. :) now you can feel really bad for me when everything else came the next day!....

#1...It all started with Jack pulling down & getting the lid off my huge thing of liquid blue laundry detergent....right onto my carpet in my closet! WOW....there could be nothing worse! (Seriously...Livi spilt red nail polish all over downstairs & I'd take that any day over this!)

So I literally spent almost 2 HOURS cleaning that up with a shop-vac, but it isn't even close to coming out. So seriously....if this ever happens to you....just give up from the start...don't even try!!!!! Just put a rug over and say....oh well!

#2- So during the clean-up, I drop part of the vacuum all over (lots of suds) onto my bathroom floor. So I had to go get my mop....and of course, Jack loves to play in that and make a lovely mess!!!!

#3- While I was in my closet cleaning...I realize...hey...where did Jack go!? Lo & behold....I find him in my shower....and he had just dumped out all of Brent's red body wash!!!! Luckily that one was in the shower!


So then- I get a last minute call from Oakley's music teacher saying that he got student of the month out of his whole school for music! I was so proud of him!
(That was the only good part of the day!) :) So.........

#4- Right as I'm ready to leave I realize...hey...didn't I just put Jack's shoes on!? Where'd they go!? Sure enough...I found them...and him...outside in a mud pit...his shoes burried & stuck in the muddy water!

Then right when I think I've got things under control & the kids are almost in bed & bathed....

#5- All of a sudden I smell poop....on me! And I realize as I picked Jack up that is wasn't in his diaper, but all over his shirt!!!! After playing detective, I track it down in the bathroom & realize it was Livi's....not Jack's....from a diahrrea accident on the bathroom floor!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!

And I'm so sorry....I just didn't have time to grab the camera with any of these!
(Sorry if this bored you...this was mostly to document my life for my sake!)